Hello everyone, This year has certainly been good for us as far as splits, cutouts and swarms. We ran out of room. Just when we started thinking we needed to cut down on hives, an individual on craigslist wanted a beekeeper to place hives on his property. A quick email, and a cell phone call and we are in business. The guy has a small orchard and a nice clover hay field (ladino). Nice size pond and trees for winter protection. We plan to set four of our hives there to winter them over and capture the spring flow. All the guy wants is a jar or two of honey now and then...LOL Thanks to the many experienced beekeepers here my wife an I have 27 hives now and growing.